Kyoto has been Japan’s capital for more than 1000 years. This was sufficient reason to lead the city to house many UNESCO World Heritage sites. That is why it deserves your visit. Witness the city’s glory of the good ole times. Ask the experts, they will lead you to muse-see places.
It is simply amazing to see Kyoto’s geisha districts. In these districts, you will get to experience cuisine unique to Japan. It offers the Zen ambience too. But Zen is not about temples alone. Take lodging in Kyoto Apartment like Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto. The city welcomes you to its most modern art. The culture you get to study has a modernistic layer. Japan has, after all, evolved into modernity.
The gradual switch from summer and autumn to winter speaks a lot for Japan as well as its darling city of Kyoto. Yes, you need to visit Kinkaku-ji to feel the real breathtaking Kyoto of Japan. The glistening water of the pond retains its golden hue, which in turn attract a great many tourists like you. Its splendour is disturbingly enchanting.
Ginkaku-ji is a place to remember. Its silver pavilion will last an impression in you, as it doesn’t have any silver colour despite the name given. If you dig why the contradiction, you will come by an interesting tale. The temple was initially meant to be a retirement home for the shogun of the time. But towards later in the project, he had run short of cash to complete. The home turned out to be a temple following his death. The temple does not look extraordinary from the distance. But those well maintained trees and the sand garden are a welcome sight. Ginkaku-ji stands aloof with all that beauty in the surrounding.
It may pose a mystery to you, when you visit Ryoan-ji temple. Its rock garden has exactly 15 rocks and no one will be able to tell you who built it. The rocks are scattered around the garden, which, it is believed, stand for a tiger who carries a cub across a stream.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.